Fish Pedicure

Would you indulge in a Fish Pedicure? It’s the rage! I first saw the advertisement on CNN, and my first reaction was OMG who would let fish nibble at their feet. Shortly thereafter there was an article on the pedicure in our local newspaper. Over 5,000 people have tried Dr. Fish and the reviews are great. John Ho, who runs the Yvonne Hair and Nails salon with his wife, Yvonne Le, in Alexandria, VA, is offering this unique treatment as part of their pedicure. They are the only salon in the country to offer the treatment, which costs $35 for 15 minutes and $50 for 30 minutes. The technique originated in Turkey and moved to Asia.

The salon uses tiny carp to perform the dead skin extraction in place of razors and other traditional pedicure tools. Customers say it tickles, but its very relaxing and the carp leave the feet silky smooth. The carp are toothless, so their can be no harm to customer’s feet. One customer who is an athlete says it’s the first time that she’s ever had a pedicure and all of her callouses were completely removed. I’m telling you customers are swearing by this pedicure. The spa has more than 1,000 fish, with about 100 in each individual pedicure tank at any given time.

I can’t resist any longer, I’m going to make an appointment within the next two weeks and test out this technique. I’ll post about my experience, so stay tuned for my adventure with Dr. Fish.
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Infant/Toddler T-Shirt Give Away

Check out the shirts created by Funny Tees.  Betty at Funny Tees carries both children and adult t-shirts in a variety of styles and colors. Betty said, “I find it my calling in life to make people around the world laugh. I certainly giggle when someone buys a t-shirt that says “It took me 90 years to looks this good” and I would imagine that people laugh when that shirt is worn. I’ve always worn funny t-shirts & get a kick of the reaction from others. We all live such hurried, stressful lives that if we can make someone giggle it’s a blessing for us both”. These tees get 3 snaps, a booty shake, and the I’m The Boss tee will go into my Grandma bag.

Funny Tees offers funny shirts for everyone in a variety of categories including: Redneck/Texan, Holy, Childrens, World, and Battle of the Sexes. They make great gifts for birthdays, Christmas or just because they’re funny. We’re Giving Away the shirt pictured above to one of our lucky readers. You could win, here’s how: browse Funny Tees, and leave us a comment on your favorite shirt. For an extra entry subscribe to our blog. Give Away ends September 15 at mid-night, and is open to all US and Canada residents 18 and over. One entry per person please.

We will randomly select a winner from our posts. I will contact the winner for the size and letter color for the shirt. The prize will ship directly to the winner from Cafe Press.

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Wordless Wednesday

Home Of The Three Bears!
This is actually a miniature house built in 1929 in my home town.  It was built by the local college so student teachers could observe children playing.  I used to play in it when I was a child.  It contains 5 rooms, and measures 10 feet high by 9-1/2 feet wide, with 5 1/2 foot ceilings.  Isn’t it adorable!
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Personalized Children’s Book Give Away


Make your child a hero in a personalized book. I purchased The Three Little Pigs for my grandson at DH Children’s Books, and I thought I would share this great find. It’s adorable. The books feature the child’s name, the city and state where they live, family and friends names and more throughout the story! They are each 6 x 9 and are filled with beautiful illustrations. The books are made with a washable, hard cover and contains approximately 24 pages.

Dale, the owner of DH Books, has a diverse selection. You can choose from Sesame Street, Batman, Superman, and Beauty and the Beast to name a few. These books make great birthday, Christmas or baby shower gifts. They are a great way to get your child to read as well. We know how tough that can be, but reading is key to success in any child’s life and should begin at home. Imagine the look on your child’s face when he reads or hears his name throughout the story. Dale also offers baby books and personalized CDs, and he has been gracious enough to offer a Give Away on one of his deluxe personalized books. This book gets 3 Snaps and has earned a place in my Grandma Bag!

To enter into our Give Away, you must visit DH Children’s Books, take a look around and than leave us a comment on which book you would like to win from the Deluxe Book Section. We will enter you into our Give Away. For an extra entry, subscribe to our blog. Be sure to leave your email address or your entry will be disqualified. One entry per person please. This Give Away will expire September 1 at midnight and is open to US residents only. We will contact the winner for their personalized information, and DH Books will ship your personalized book directly. Good Luck.post signature

Wordless Wednesday


Thanks for the meal. We’ll be back!

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Mammalicious Give Away

Duke's Birthday Bonanaza!

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Winner of Personalized Cake

Aline Boutz is the winner of our Personalized Cake Give Away. Congratulations Aline, and thanks to everyone who participated!  Watch for our August Personalized Cake Give Away. 
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Wordless Wednesday

Remote, What remote? I didn’t have no remote.

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Cozy Cuddlez Give Away


Take a look at what we found at Cozy Cuddlez I received the frog Wipe Case this week, it’s adorable. The case is covered in a soft flannel and it’s sturdy. I love the little frog embellishment on the case too. Another great feature is the soft colors, they are so soothing. You must put something in my grandson’s hands if you want to be successful changing his diaper, this case is perfect. He loves the frogs and the softness of the fabric. The enclosed wipes are soft and moist. They’re great for wiping his mouth and hands after meals. Normally he takes off or turns his head so I can’t wipe his face, but when I pull out Mr. Frog he concedes. I’m giving this case Three Snaps. It’s earned its place in my Grandma bag.

Valery Vargo is the designer of these adorable cases. She is the mother of 4 wonderful children, and she has taken on the responsibility of 3 additional children as a result of her current relationship. Valery choose to become a SAHM to her 7 children. To supplement her family’s income, she created Cozy Cuddlez. She designs these cases in a variety of colors and fabrics.

Valery is quite creative, she’s come up with another use for the cases in addition to using it for wipes. She’s created a case that comes with a pack of 8 crayons, 4 pencils, glue stick, eraser and scissors. Valery said the case comes with “All the basics that kids need. It is thin enough to fit in a backpack and is hard plastic to make sure that nothing gets crushed. I have 6 kids in my house that are in school and I have made them all one for this up coming year and they love them”. Use your imagination with the cases, they make great gifts.

Take a look at Valery’s designs at http://www.cozycuddlez.com/ Leave a comment here on the case that you like and subscribe to our blog on the left. We will enter you into our Cozy Cuddlez Give Away. Be sure to let us know your preference of wipes or school supplies, and leave an email address so we may contact you. Contest is open to US Citizens only and ends midnight August 31, 2008. Winner will receive the case that they’ve commented on. One entry per person please. Case will be mailed directly from Cozy Cuddlez to the winner. Good Luck!
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I’m Calling Grandma

I’m calling Grandma! Our babies are talking. This layette is adorned with text messages on brightly colored cell phones. Some of the messages are: Where R You, Call Me, LOL, and What’s Up. The layette includes a bib, burp and onesie. The bib and burp are finished with a decorative stitching and a white chenille backing.

This set is perfect for a summer visit to Grandma’s. It would make a unique baby shower or new baby gift. This set is available in sizes 3-6 months and 6-12 months. Quantities are limited. For more information, please visit Giggles & Sugar kisses at http://www.gigglesnsugarkisses.com/
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